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A_CHAPTER26 - Cold War Conflicts The Cold War and the...

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British prime minister Winston Churchill, U.S. president Harry S. Truman, and Soviet premier and supreme commander Joseph Stalin pose during their meeting at the Potsdam Conference in Germany (July 1945). Cold War Conflicts The Cold War and the danger of nuclear war define international affairs, especially after the Korean War. Fear of communism in the U.S. leads to accusations against innocent citizens. NEXT
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SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 Origins of the Cold War The Cold War Heats Up The Cold War at Home Two Nations Live on the Edge NEXT Cold War Conflicts
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Section 1 Origins of the Cold War The United States and the Soviet Union emerge from World War II as two “superpowers” with vastly different political and economic systems. NEXT
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Former Allies Clash U.S.-Soviet Relations • U.S., U.S.S.R. have very different economic, political systems • U.S. suspicious of Stalin because he had been Hitler’s ally • Stalin resents that U.S. delayed attacking Germany and hid atom bomb Origins of the Cold War 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . . The United Nations • 1945, United Nations established as new peacekeeping body • UN becomes arena where U.S., U.S.S.R. compete
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Truman Becomes President • Harry S. Truman succeeds FDR as president • As vice-president, Truman was not included in policy decisions - was not told about atom bomb 1 SECTION NEXT continued Former Allies Clash The Potsdam Conference • July 1945 conference with U.S., Great Britain, Soviet Union • Stalin does not allow free, multiparty elections in Poland - bans democratic parties
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Tension Mounts Bargaining at Potsdam • Truman becomes convinced that U.S., Soviet aims deeply at odds • Soviets want reparations from Germany; Truman objects • Agree to take reparations mainly from own occupation zones • U.S. emerges from war as great economic power - wants Eastern European raw materials, markets 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . .
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continued Tension Mounts Soviets Tighten Their Grip on Eastern Europe • Soviet Union also has great economic, military strength • Unlike U.S., Soviet Union suffered heavy devastation on own soil • Installs communist rule in satellite nations , countries it dominates • 1946, Stalin announces war between communism, capitalism inevitable 1 SECTION NEXT United States Establishes a Policy of Containment • U.S. policy of containment —measures to prevent spread of communism • Churchill describes division of Europe as iron curtain Interactive
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Cold War in Europe The Truman Doctrine • 1945–1991 Cold War —conflict between U.S., U.S.S.R. - neither nation directly confronts the other on
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